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Apr 1, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss fairies with author friend and known fairy aficionado Stephanie Burgis! Including some discussion of what we define as a member of the fey, how to get rid of an earworm, and all the things you should be reading and watching. 
Topics: fairies, fey, goblins, books, movies, music, pop culture, librarians
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Mar 18, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we work our way through our own version of March Madness: our third annual What to Watch Next TV Bracket! At the end of this episode, you will get to vote on what TV series we will watch and discuss next from among four categories: Comedy, Crime, Drama, and SFF. Previous brackets in Episode 57 and Episode 81. We also guest edited an issue of the Two Bossy Dames newsletter! If you have always wished our podcast was a newsletter, now is your chance to read our thoughts instead of...
Topics: Television, TV, bracketology, Two Bossy Dames, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, pop...
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Mar 3, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss our favorite romantic comedies that were not on the list we covered in Episode 103 .
Topics: romantic comedies, movies, films, romance, comedy, pop culture, librarians
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Feb 18, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we review and comment on a ratings-based Rotten Tomatoes list of the 150 best romantic comedies of all time! Tune in for many opinions about romance, comedy, and the intersection of the two in film.
Topics: romantic comedy, film, romance, movies, pop culture, librarians
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Feb 1, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk about our favorite awards shows and what we like about them, then share our top Oscar picks. 
Topics: Oscars, Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, acting, motion pictures, movies, television, pop...
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Jan 23, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we tackle Anna's lifelong obsession, Robin Hood, in all his (her? its? their?) incarnations and formats. Thwip! 
Topics: Robin Hood, Books, Movies, Television, Pop Culture, Librarians
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Jan 4, 2019 Bellwether Friends
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Can you believe there have been a hundred episodes of Bellwether Friends? Well, there haven't. THIS is the one hundredth episode! Carolyn , Margaret , Sophie , and Ally joined us to discuss our inspiration and beloved novel Bellwether, by our beloved and inspiring Connie Willis, complete with all the digressions you've come to love over our past 99 episodes, readalikes, and other suggestions!
Topics: Connie Willis, Bellwether, books, popular culture, librarians, trends
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Dec 21, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we look back over a year of movies, television, music, experiences, and books. We did the same for 2017 in Episode 77 , 2016 in Episode 53 , and 2015 in Episode 27 . 
Topics: movies, television, music, books, year-end, librarians, pop culture
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Dec 6, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss the ocean and her presence in movies, books, music, television, and art, in partial response to Episode 94 , when our guests were not as pro-sea as Alene might have liked. The #1 takeaway from this episode is that boat safety is very important to Alene. Also, WHAT is the DEAL with the Bountys?
Topics: ocean, sea, seafaring, boats, ships, pirates, music, movies, books, art, television, pop culture,...
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Nov 18, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss our favorite animated heartthrobs with friend of the podcast Sarah. Come for the strangely attractive cartoon foxes, stay for the romance recommendations! 
Topics: crushes, heartthrobs, animated characters, disney, pop culture, librarians
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Nov 3, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We visited New York City to hear from a variety of publishers about their upcoming titles, and we’re here to share some of our favorites, as well as likely candidates for library collections, against a backdrop of rustling paper! (See episodes  48 ,  64 , 75 , 88 , and 89 for previous Book Buzz content.)
Topics: book buzz, books, forthcoming titles, publishers, pop culture, librarians
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Oct 15, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk about the 25 first run movies we've seen since our last movie advisory session,  Episode 86 . Our extensive movie viewing has been brought to you by MoviePass (RIP) and Ladies in Suits.
Topics: movies, films, librarians, pop culture
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Oct 1, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss sharks in pop culture with Worst Best Friends  Renata and  Becca , including deep dives (see what we did there?) into The Meg and Jaws as well as our ideal shark movie plots--call us, Hollywood! We were also recently on Worst Bestsellers to discuss  Hope Never Dies .
Topics: sharks, movies, books, shark week, pop culture, The Meg, Jaws, librarians
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Sep 27, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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A brief discussion with a special guest after they watched the classic shark movie Jaws with Alene. Much more shark content to come in Episode 94!
Topics: sharks, Jaws, movies, pop culture, librarians
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In this episode, we talk basketball with Cecily and Deb, sharing our personal basketball histories and favorite teams, coaches, and players. When we recorded the episode, the winner of this year's WNBA championship was still in doubt, but since then the STORM have claimed the title, to the delight of many.
Topics: basketball, WNBA, pop culture, librarians
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Aug 31, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, jumping off our presentation at the Massachusetts Library Association conference in May, we discuss inclusive romance novels we've read and are looking forward to reading. The official genre of Bellwether Friends is Historical Romance. This episode is brought to you by Fake Dating with a side of Getting It Out of Our System.
Topics: romance, diversity, inclusion, books, pop culture, librarians
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Aug 16, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we continue what we began in Episode 90  and bring you Alene's hard pass. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily suicide. Apologies for the poor sound quality, we didn't feel like we would make it through this one again if we tried to re-record it.
Topics: suicide, death, movies, books, pop culture, librarians
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Aug 2, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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The first of two episodes exploring the things that we don't like to encounter in our books, television, movies, and more. Content warning for discussion of various unpleasant topics, primarily cancer.
Topics: cancer, pop culture, librarians
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Jul 19, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We’re bringing you our top picks for the fall and early 2019 for you and your library patrons, based on our trips to recent conferences. This is part two of a two-part episode, featuring titles from Hachette, Penguin Random House, Sourcebooks, Quirk Books, Soho Press, Pegasus, Sterling, Ingram, and others! Catch up with part one here .
Topics: books, publishers, forthcoming books, book buzz, libraries, pop culture
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Jul 6, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We're bringing you our top picks for the fall and early 2019 for you and your library patrons, based on our trips to recent conferences. This is part one of a two-part episode, featuring titles from WW Norton, Simon & Schuster, New York Review Books, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Workman, Macmillan, and Bloomsbury!
Topics: publishing, books, forthcoming books, collection development, librarians, pop culture
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Jun 20, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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Welcome back! In this episode, we discuss two runners up from episode 81's What To Watch Next TV Bracket II : Sports Night and Black Lightning. So much Sorkin! So many powers!
Topics: Sports Night, Black Lightning, Pop Culture, Librarians
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May 10, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss the movies we have seen since our last movie advisory episode ( Episode 77 ), skipping those we already discussed on other episodes ( Episode 81 : Oscar Thoughts). We subscribed to MoviePass and it increased our volume of movies seen, but not the overall quality of movies in general. Light spoilers and content warning for gore and vomit mentions.
Topics: movies, film, moviepass, comedy, horror, librarians, pop culture
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Apr 26, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss our viewing of The Good Place, winner of our #episode81 What to Watch Next TV Bracket. Spoiler alert! We talk about a lot of details of both seasons of The Good Place, which has some twists and surprises you might not want spoiled.
Topics: The Good Place, Librarians, Pop Culture
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Apr 13, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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Not at the same time! In preparation for Avengers: Infinity War, we've been catching up on all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (that's everything except the X-Men and Deadpool and most Spider-Man s, we think?) we missed because of our disinterest in watching stories about dude superheroes in the theater. We need to watch in the comfort of our home, with our cats and the ability to snark at top volume. And we also have a bunch of stuff to say about bullet journaling, so pull up a seat!
Topics: Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bullet Journaling, Librarians, Pop Culture
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Apr 1, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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Spring is here! In this episode, we discuss some of our pod culture favorites!
Topics: plants, flowers, libarians
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Mar 30, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we follow up Episode 82 with Classical Music Advisory, bringing back Robin @Tuphlos Bradford (previously our guest on Episode 36 ) to share her expertise. We learned a lot about Robin's dark musical past in the process, including her love for the cello and her career as a flutist?!
Topics: music, classical music, symphonies, cello, flute, orchestra, composers, concerts, movies, books,...
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Mar 15, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk about our favorite classical pieces and our recent live symphony experiences. Also: our What to Watch Next Bracket poll results! By the will of the popular vote (or the person/s with the most ways of accessing the internet), we will be watching The Good Place.
Topics: classical music, symphonies, orchestra, Mozart, Beethoven, librarians, pop culture
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Mar 2, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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It's time for March Madness and time for another What to Watch Next TV Bracket! We're also going to tell you what we think about top Oscar categories.
Topics: March Madness, Television, Bracket, Pop Culture, Oscars, Movies, Librarians
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Feb 15, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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"A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone." ~Jo Godwin ...and a moderately good librarian podcast should aspire to the same! In this episode, we brought in author and podcaster Annie Cardi ( @anniecardi ) to discuss things that many people like--but we don't quite understand the appeal.
Topics: pop culture, librarians, books, music, days of the week, bananas, television, dislikes
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Feb 1, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We brought in writing implement expert Cecily Walker ( @skeskali ) of the Riverdale Rag podcast to talk about one of our favorite things: pens! Warning: if you are at all inclined to rash internet purchases, Cecily makes buying pens and ink sound very appealing.
Topics: pens, ink, fountain pens, librarians, pop culture
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Jan 19, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We brought in holiday romance expert Cory (and her mom) to help us sift through the offerings from the 2017 season. We talked about diversity, Lifetime vs. Hallmark, nude nail polish, royalty, adorable moppets, and more, using our Holiday Romance Movie Checklist as a baseline. See our spreadsheet of the 38 movies the Bellwether Friends team watched this season here .
Topics: holiday movies, romance, movies, films, holiday romance, books, librarians, pop culture
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Jan 5, 2018 Bellwether Friends
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We give our takes on the theatrical releases we watched in the back half of 2017, then talk about our bests of the past year before plunging into what we're looking forward to in the new year! There are some spoilers, but we rarely make much sense. Movie Advisory 2017A was episode 66 !
Topics: librarians, pop culture, movies, books, television, music, 2017 bests
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Dec 21, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we recap the 17 horror movies we've watched since we last checked in, and what we Learned About Ourselves in the process of watching them. Content warning: we couldn't resist spoilers for some of the movies, and there is a brief discussion of sexual assault in The Evil Dead.
Topics: horror, movies, librarians, pop culture
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Nov 23, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We visited New York City to hear from a variety of publishers about their upcoming titles, and we're here to share some of our favorites, as well as likely candidates for library collections, against a backdrop of rustling paper! (See episodes 48 and 64 for previous Book Buzz content.)
Topics: book, books, publishing, book buzz, fiction, non fiction, librarians
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Nov 9, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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All the checking in this episode as we discuss the progress we've made on watching horror movies since Episode 73 and also our plans for watching and unpacking holiday romance movies (see also Episode 56 ) for a future episode. If you want to follow along with us, we'll be using the hashtag #BFHolidayRomance on Twitter and Facebook and using our Holiday Romance Movie Checklist. Download here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11YLjy-uEkWGsId-mcFSegfXxEWQz8dMf
Topics: holidays, romance, movies, checklist, librarians, pop culture
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Oct 26, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, Alene tries to find horror films that Anna will consent to watch with her. We discuss our history and preferences regarding horror movies, with a brief foray into horror in other media. See Episode Six for earlier thoughts related to this topic.
Topics: horror, movies, film, scary, librarians, pop culture
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Oct 12, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we brought in Jennie Rothschild to give strong opinions on the current state of children's television and reminisce about a few old favorites. Including a theme song quiz! Bucking tradition, we start with the quiz, which ends at 19:00 if you want to skip ahead.
Topics: television, children, kids, programming, animation, librarians, pop culture
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Sep 29, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss the reality TV shows we watched after our Episode 70 conversation with @bookavore. Sadly, no cookies were made as a result. 
Topics: reality television, competition shows, GBBO, librarians, pop culture
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Sep 14, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we head into largely uncharted waters to discuss reality TV with Stephanie Anderson aka @bookavore . SPOILER ALERT we talk about the Rachel Lindsay season of The Bachelorette!
Topics: reality television, television, the bachelorette, librarians, pop culture
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Sep 1, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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For this show we pulled in author (and secret famous librarian) Kelly Maher to talk about her TV true crime experience.
Topics: true crime, television, librarians, pop culture
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Aug 17, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk all things Sherlock Holmes with expert readers' advisor Ally (also of #girlgang fame), running with our collective lady supremacy ideas wherever possible.
Topics: sherlock holmes, adaptations, books, television, movies, librarians, pop culture, readers advisory
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Aug 3, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We invited Rebecca (our guest on  Episode 49: Musicals ) to return, along with Amanda from  Episode 54: Song Covers , to talk about Stephen Sondheim and Hamilton, fill in some gaps from our previous conversations, and take another action-packed quiz that tested the depths of their musical theater knowledge.
Topics: musicals, musical theater, stephen sondheim, hamilton, librarians, pop culture
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Jul 20, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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Our wrap-up of all the first-run movies we saw in the first half of 2017, and what we're looking forward to for the rest of the year. With special guest Giant Bug. 
Topics: movies, films, librarians, pop culture, reviews
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Jul 10, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We got our favorite movie explicator, Renata , on board to discuss the latest entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise: F8 of the Furious (which is what it should have been called). But first we watched all seven previous movies! Hashtag completist. On the way, we learned some very important lessons about ourselves and about FAMILY. Spoilers abound!
Topics: The Fast and the Furious, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Pop Culture, Librarians, Movies
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Jun 21, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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Have you ever wondered "what do they do all day when they're not recording podcasts, those Bellwether Friends? I know I should trust librarians, but why ?" We sat down for an interview about collection development (the art of budgeting for, buying,  maintaining, and eventually disposing of books and other materials) with Helene Williams , Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington's iSchool, for her online class ( Twitter ).
Topics: library, library school, librarians, collection development, interview
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Jun 8, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we tell you about a ton of the books we learned about at BookExpo last week! Prepare to have your TBR grow completely beyond management.
Topics: books, publishers, publishing, book buzz, bookexpo, librarians
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May 28, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk to author and jewelry designer (and former librarian) Kelly Jones about her books Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer and Murder, Magic, and What We Wore .
Topics: fashion, clothes, books, movies, television, kelly jones, librarians, pop culture
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May 11, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode we discussed our obsession with  Converse  Chuck Taylor All-Stars (and other Converse, and shoes in general) in conjunction with our month-long project with @melissazd, #chuckstravaganza. We are wearing our Chucks every day in May to celebrate the fact that shoes don't have to be brown or black! Topics include where to shop, how to wash, high vs low tops, and more!
Topics: converse, chuck taylor, chuckstravaganza, librarians, pop culture, shoes
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Apr 27, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We joined forces with Margaret and Sophie of Two Bossy Dames to take a closer look at the 1951 mystery classic The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Much cleverness, and many readalikes and watchalikes, ensued.
Topics: Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey, Richard III, librarians, pop culture, books
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Apr 13, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We discuss the winner of our What to Watch Next TV Bracket Challenge : Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Topics: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Television, Librarians, Pop Culture
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Mar 29, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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Wolverine expert Renata returns to recap the first two (confusingly named) Wolverine movies featuring Hugh Jackman as an appetizer for our spoiler-filled discussion of the new(ish) movie Logan. You might not want to watch the movies when we're through, but you'll definitely want to watch movies with Renata. Apologies in advance for some sound quality issues during the episode.
Topics: Wolverine, Logan, X-Men, Librarians, Pop Culture, Comics
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Mar 15, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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Dragons, dragons, dragons! In this episode, we talk about dragon books, movies, television, games, and more with author Stephanie Burgis, including her book The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart ! And a short discussion of . . . Jurassic Park?
Topics: dragons, pop culture, books, movies, librarians
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Mar 2, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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Sometimes when you're having trouble figuring out how to narrow down your choices, you do a bracket. Well, you do that if you're Anna. Alene likes to ask everyone she knows what they think. In this episode, we do both.
Topics: television, bracketology, librarians, pop culture
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Feb 16, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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We've spent our time over the past few months watching loads of Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies -- ALL FOR YOU.
Topics: christmas, movies, hallmark channel, lifetime, romance, librarians, pop culture
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Feb 3, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we brought in small medium at large Kaite Stover ( Twitter , Instagram ) to tell us all about tarot. By the end, even skeptic Anna was convinced.
Topics: tarot, librarians, books, movies, television, pop culture
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Jan 19, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talked about cover songs, because Hamilton Mixtape. We brought in @AmandaStretch, a librarian and musicologist, all the way from Japan to lend our conversation gravitas. Also, we made a playlist !
Topics: music, covers, songs, originals, pop culture, librarians
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Jan 5, 2017 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk about movies we've seen since our last movie advisory (episode 35), share our picks for best of 2016, and squeal over what we're looking forward to in 2017.
Topics: pop culture, books, movies, television, music, tater tots, librarians
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Dec 22, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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At the intersection of pop culture and fingernails, it's fandom nail polish! We brought in polish expert Angie and nail wrap aficionado Renata (of Worst Bestsellers fame) to help Anna make sense of it all. Plus: Nail Polish Advisory!
Topics: nail polish, pop culture, librarians
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Dec 7, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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We have a lot of thoughts about the Gilmore Girls! Paula ( @Nerdista ) joined us to complain lovingly about the most recent episodes.
Topics: gilmore girls, pop culture, librarians, moana
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Nov 24, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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We made it to fifty episodes! In this very special post-election installment of Bellwether Friends, we talked to founding Friend Carolyn about comforting pop culture (and food) to consume when we're trying to recharge our batteries.
Topics: pop culture, comfort, election, librarians
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Nov 10, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this epic episode, we discussed musicals with musical theater major Rebecca for nearly two hours! There were some differences of opinion (*cough* Sondheim *cough*) but we all parted as friends after a musical quiz!
Topics: musicals, musical theater, pop culture, librarians, songs, shows
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Oct 27, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we bring you our picks from the publisher book buzz we attended in October 2016. Fiction! A surprising amount of nonfiction! Plus our usual obsessions. Prepare to be interested in some books!
Topics: publishing, books, prepublication, libraries, librarians, pop culture
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Oct 13, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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We talked with our friend Paula (aka @Nerdista ) to talk about a variety of hot topics and burning questions related to audiobooks. Anna had some trouble managing with twice the normal number of Alenes.
Topics: audiobooks, narrator, pop culture, librarian
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Sep 29, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we discuss Take My Wife (starring Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher) with @amydieg of @jointhegirlgang . The jury is still out as to which of us is butcher.
Topics: Take My Wife, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, television, comedy, lesbians, stand-up
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Sep 15, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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Shayera Tangri joined us from the other coast to discuss funny books, movies, television, and other pop culture. Much pun was had by all.
Topics: comedy, humor, funny, puns, books, movies, television, pop culture, librarians
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Sep 1, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode we discuss Star Trek (TV and movie iterations) and the organizational tactic/life-wrangling practice known as the bullet journal.
Topics: star trek, bullet journal, librarians, pop culture
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Aug 18, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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Just in time for the Closing Ceremonies, we were joined by Anna's sister (@semisponge) to discuss Olympics past and present, uniform fashion, rooting hierarchies, and more!
Topics: Olympics, TV, pop culture, librarians
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Aug 4, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we took advantage of a visit from Amy Diegelman (aka @amydieg aka half of #jointhegirlgang aka WTF is America aka Panels contributor) to watch Firefly and Deadpool, plus spend a morning at the local arcade . Firefly fans be warned: Anna doesn't like it much. She looks forward to hearing from you on the topic.
Topics: firefly, arcade games, television, librarians, pop culture
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Jul 21, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we talked with Cory Eckert (aka @helenstwin aka Joint Chief of Storytime Underground ) for a discussion on historical romance tropes, types, and favorites. We apologize in advance for sound quality issues that we had during recording.
Topics: historical romance, pop culture, librarians, books, music
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Jul 7, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we watched the 1944 classics Arsenic and Old Lace and Gaslight . After a brief digression into the mysterious ways of straight people, we introduced a new segment: The TBR Challenge!
Topics: movies, black and white movies, reading, TBR, librarians, pop culture, books
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Jun 23, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this Especially Long Episode, we bring you a discussion of Jane Austen's best work (come at us), Persuasion , featuring Margaret and Sophie of Two Bossy Dames and Ally of the Girl Gang. The discussion includes some diving into the gay subtext, some trips down memory lane, and some heated pros and cons of different movie adaptations. Plus: readalikes and watchalikes!
Topics: Jane Austen, Persuasion, Pop Culture, Librarians, Two Bossy Dames, Girl Gang
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Jun 8, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode we brought in outside X-Perts Kait and Renata of the podcast  Worst Bestellers . There might be some spoilers for the plot of the new movie  X-Men: Apocalypse , but it will be hard to find them in our peripatetic conversation about all things X. We promise you might not come out of it feeling  more confused about the franchise!
Topics: x-men, movies, comics, graphic novels, librarians, pop culture
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May 26, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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This week, we were joined by  both  members of the #girlgang  to discuss a shared passion: the character of Phryne Fisher and all the mysteries she solves, people she helps, and young men she...er, becomes acquainted with. Featuring an in-depth discussion of the season two episode "Blood at the Wheel" and also: Mac.
Topics: phryne fisher, miss fisher, mystery, detective, television, fiction, librarians, pop culture
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May 12, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we wax nostalgic about fantasy series of yore with Robin Bradford (aka @Tuphlos ). Well, Anna and Robin wax while Alene wonders what she's gotten herself into. Then we talk about what makes a good book cover and what makes a bad one, with a few examples. Feel free to send us your favorite/least favorite book covers on Twitter or Facebook !
Topics: fantasy, literature, books, book covers, book jackets, librarians, pop culture
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Apr 28, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we talk about movies we've seen in the last nine months and preview what we're looking forward to (or not) in the 2016 summer movie season. Plus: Anna has finally boarded the Hamilton train.
Topics: movies, previews, pop culture, librarians
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Apr 14, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we had Margaret aka @MrsFridayNext back to talk girl groups (both classic and more modern) in a belated companion piece to our boy band episode . This included not one but two quizzes created by Quizmaster Helgagrace. We hope you enjoy listening along!
Topics: girl groups, music, libarians, pop culture
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Mar 31, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we took a deep dive into the 80s with the movie  Electric Dreams (1984), segueing into a broader discussion of artificial intelligence in pop culture with our special guest, Josie (@ papertronica )! There was some singing.
Topics: Electric Dreams, librarians, pop culture, artificial intelligence
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Mar 17, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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For this episode, we brought in Podcast Expert (according to Bellwether Friends) Amy to give us some tips, tricks, and recommendations for other podcasts. Yes! There are other podcasts--we were also surprised. Then we played a rousing round of Slash for your entertainment.
Topics: podcast, librarians, pop culture, slash game
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Mar 3, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, we are joined by @semisponge (aka Anna's parents' other daughter) to discuss To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. Which is a great book! We also dig in to the topic of video games with Kristina's expert help.
Topics: librarians, pop culture, video games, connie willis
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Feb 18, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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Dear Listeners, It is a truth universally acknowledged that a librarian in want of a new book will pounce upon any that promise to be epistolary in nature. Join us for a discussion of epistolary novels with #jointhegirlgang 's Ally . We promise a very charming discussion! Yours in admiration, BF
Topics: epistolary, epistolary novels, letters, librarians, pop culture
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Feb 4, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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Anna and her special guests talk about Star Wars, Legos, Star Wars Legos, and Fun Facts about lightning.
Topics: Star Wars, Pop Culture, Librarians
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Jan 21, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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In this episode, Anna and #NumberOneFan @surlyspice talk about pop culture they’ve encountered from countries that don’t use English as their primary language.
Topics: librarians, pop culture, foreign films, music, literature
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Jan 7, 2016 Bellwether Friends
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Special non-librarian guest @flange5 is here to discuss all things X-Files related, especially the impending reboot.
Topics: librarians, pop culture, x-files, fanfiction
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Dec 24, 2015 Bellwether Friends
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Should artists release entire albums of holiday music, or stick to one-off singles?
Topics: pop culture, librarians, music, holiday
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Dec 24, 2015 Bellwether Friends
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A discussion of the new musical Hamilton and our favorite pop culture things of 2015.
Topics: pop culture, librarians, hamilton
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Sep 3, 2015
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Episode 26 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Aug 20, 2015
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Another Desert Island episode from the Bellwether Friends Podcast
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Aug 6, 2015 Bellwether Friends
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Twenty-five episodes! We're celebrating by bingeing on summer movies and talking about pop culture from our home states: Utah and Arizona. It's summer!
Topics: pop culture, librarians, movies, arizona, utah, movies, Utah, Arizona, librarians
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Jul 23, 2015
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Episode 24 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Jul 9, 2015
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Episode 23 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Jun 25, 2015
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Episode 22 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Jun 25, 2015
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Episode 22 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Jun 11, 2015
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Episode 21 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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May 28, 2015
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Episode 20 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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May 14, 2015
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Episode 19 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Apr 30, 2015
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Episode 18 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Apr 17, 2015
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Episode Seventeen of the Bellwether Friends podcast.
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Apr 2, 2015
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Episode 16 of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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Mar 19, 2015 Bellwether Friends
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A discussion of the animal known as the "boy band," plus the top songs from the weeks of our nativity.
Topics: podcast, pop culture, librarians
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Mar 12, 2015
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Mini episode of the Bellwether Friends podcast
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